Members' Calendar of Events

Plan now to attend one or all of the upcoming Members' events!

December 2018
25th (Tue) Christmas Buffet

🎄What better way to spend Christmas Day then at the Desert Museum with your loved ones?

🍴Come to our special Christmas Buffet which will be featuring local flavors and influences at the Ocotillo Cafe at 11AM, 1PM, or 3PM.

Prices:
Adults: $59.95*
Children (10 and under): $24.95*
*Receive discounted Museum admission prices when you come to the buffet (Adults: $14.95 & Children (12 and under): $7.95, Children 3 & under are free!)
**Museum member receive a 10% discount to the buffet!

Reservations are required! Call 520-883-3046 or email [email protected]

For more information, visit: http://www.desertmuseum.org/visit/food.php
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January 2019
4th (Fri) Packrat Program: Story Time featuring Penny Packrat

Packrats are the desert’s collectors. Discover these curious creatures and some of their favorite collectibles as we read a story about Penny the Packrat. We’ll help her collect items, and share what we like to collect! Meet an animal and go home with a fun prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.

5th (Sat) Packrat Program: Story Time featuring Penny Packrat

Packrats are the desert’s collectors. Discover these curious creatures and some of their favorite collectibles as we read a story about Penny the Packrat. We’ll help her collect items, and share what we like to collect! Meet an animal and go home with a fun prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.

11th (Fri) Packrat Program: A Mess in the Nest

Many desert animals build nests! Sometimes they look like quite a mess. Meet an animal, make a mess of your own with slime & finger paint, and go home with a prize. These STEAM- focused activities are followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.

12th (Sat) Packrat Program: A Mess in the Nest

Many desert animals build nests! Sometimes they look like quite a mess. Meet an animal, make a mess of your own with slime & finger paint, and go home with a prize. These STEAM- focused activities are followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.

17th (Thu) Mineral Madness Members' Preview

Mineral Madness Sale Preview
Get first pick from thousands of mineral specimens, with something for the novice to the serious collector. The sale showcases Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico minerals with a selection of minerals and fossils from around the world as well.

Specials at the sale this year:
New gem stone donations
Fluorescent minerals
Quartz crystals and chalcedony
Fossilized Shark Poop (Coprolites)
"Decorator" Rock


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18th (Fri) Packrat Program: Music and You!

Sing, dance, and get silly during music time! Learn about our desert creatures and make your own instrument to take home. A live animal will inspire the tunes! This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.

25th (Fri) Packrat Program: Animal Yoga

Animals can bend, stretch, jump, and move! Come bring out the animal in you. In this movement-focused class we’ll learn about animals as we mimic their yoga poses. We’ll also meet a live animal and go home with a fun prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.

26th (Sat) Packrat Program: Animal Yoga

Animals can bend, stretch, jump, and move! Come bring out the animal in you. In this movement-focused class we’ll learn about animals as we mimic their yoga poses. We’ll also meet a live animal and go home with a fun prize. This activity is followed by exclusive playtime in Packrat Playhouse before we open to the public.

View a calendar of Museum-wide events here